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More Epicor 10.2.400 highlights

This post continues discussing the highlights in Epicor 10.2.400. (Here is the first part.) Especially, those related to Epicor ERP scheduling boards, mobile application, REST v2 OData v4 and Office Excel 365.

New Epicor Scheduling Boards

One highlight in Epicor 10.2.400 is the completely new design of scheduling boards. It enables you to easily detect overload problems and hanging conditions. You then can analyze schedule changes concerning cost and throughput before firmly committing them.

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So what are the specific Epicor 10.2.400 major features in these scheduling boards:

  • You can drag, drop or drilldown the schedule for multi-level assemblies and operation details.
  • The new timeline enables you to observe short-run operations, based on which you can analyze the long-run impacts of operations.
  • The view indicators, including late status and material availability, proactively send you notifications of potential problems in the schedule. Moreover, you can customize colors for your personal denotation. For example, you can categorize real, possible or delinquent load by task or operation.
  • You can flexible schedule and adjust the schedule for a single task and for the whole plant. In addition, you can lock tasks for key operations or define your priority and level capacity loads by resource/resource group.
  • In case of overload or needs of overload alleviation concerning resource/resource group, you can simply drag and drop load hours forward or backward.
  • These boards allow you to display each date and resource/resource group and access resource/resource-group as well as job scheduling information. As a result, you can check the causes of the problem and adjust the schedules.
  • The what-if (or potential/possible) mode also helps to analyze potential bottlenecks before you finish the actual schedule.

However, in case of preference of  the Classic Scheduling Board, you can easily find that option in the Menu. It is the button ‘Classic’.

Mobile application for time and expense

Some Epicor 10.2.400 major features include new time & expense mobile application. On the one hand, this function target at Requestors, whose job is to compose and send timesheet or expense reports for approval. On the other hand, its objective is to help Approvers to approve or reject timesheet or expense reports more easily.

Furthermore, this application is compatible with Apple iOS 11, 12 devices and Google Android 7.0, 8.0 ones.

REST v2 OData v4

The current upgrade in REST API is another Epicor 10.2.400 highlight. Its present version 2 takes advantage of the newest OData v.4. Thus, the way to specify the current Company as well as custom ERP-specific parameters in REST request URLs becomes friendlier. However, you need to review the changes properly when upgrading to version 2.

Here are the Maintenance Screens in Epicor 10.2.400:

  • API Key Maintenance
  • Access Scope Maintenance

Office Excel 365

Excel 2016 or higher versions are accessible now in Epicor 10.2.400.

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Epicor 10.2.400 highlights – to be continue

You can easily find a number of new features after upgrading your system to this new version. Though we cannot provide a full list at the moment, we are always here to listen and support you. Feel free to contact us here.


All photos and explanations belong to EpicHelp user hasokeric.

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Epicor among Top Rated ERP Solutions for 2019

On March 6th 2019, TrustRadius released the top rated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions for 2019 based on evaluations of 23,900 TrustRadius users in the past quarter. Proudly, Epicor ERP was ranked the 5th position among multiple other software.

Users’ reviews so far have showed Epicor ERP is an ideal solution for the manufacturing industry. This software provides solutions in accounting, inventory control, CRM, project management, HCM, business intelligence, supply chain and production management, risk management, and asset management. Its aims are to help enterprises increase profitability, enhance productivity, and manage growth.

72% TrustRadius reviewers using Epicor ERP work for mid-sized companies. They value “Epicor’s immediate access to source data, low-maintenance cloud hosting option, and responsive customer support team.”

 

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Epicor ERP, a great choice for manufacturing companies.

[Our company] uses Epicor ERP across all departments here at Baxter. We are able to do Sales, manage our inventory, purchasing, manufacturing, and handle all functions of accounting using Epicor. We made the decision to go with Epicor in 2008, and went live on January 1, 2010. We have upgraded the software a few times and love the improvements that Epicor continues to make with the software.

 

Jack PennypackerNetwork Administrator III - Baxter Manufacturing

Epicor Cheerleader.

Currently use Epicor ERP in all of our manufacturing, customer service, finance and engineering departments, some sales also included. Our next phase is to merge Epicor with Salesforce to have it be more seamless.

Verified UserC-Level Executive in Finance and Accounting - Maritime Company

Top rated ERP 2019 – Information for future users

Analysis shows what TrustRadius visitors care the most are product reviews and comparisons. Particularly, 56% read end-users’ feedback while 38% compared between at least two solutions. Such information then helps next buyers make better informed decision when purchasing a product.

Criteria to be top rated ERP software

Here are criteria to become top rated ERP software 2019: Firstly, the products must appear in the top level of their category TrustMap by February 13th, 2019. Then they must receive at least 10 reviews published within the past year with a satisfaction score of at least 7.5/10. Furthermore, they must share at least 1.5% of the traffic in the category.

TrustRadius verifies every reviewer and vets every review before publication. Then the platform marks the products on the TrustMap based on end-user data. Furthermore, the decisive elements are scores of users’ likelihood to recommend and buyer research patterns.

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Major features in Epicor 10.2.400

As Epicor Insights 2019 announces release 10.2.400, the version is now available in your Epicweb for download, and here are the major features:

  1. Automated Order Entry (DocStar)
  2. Connected Factory
  3. Lite MES (Kinetic)
  4. Scheduling Boards 2.0
  5. Mobile Time & Expense Mobile App
  6. Project WBS Phases Revenue Recognition
  7. OData 4.x REST v2

Automated Order Entry

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Automated Order Entry (DocStar) enables you to create a sales order from an attachment in emails or a scanned image in Epicor. For instance, DocStar can scan a screen capture in Excel, PDF, .tif, Word Document, or other image files that contain a purchase order and then extract the relevant data. Then the data goes through a validation workflow. When it passes the requirements, Epicor will automatically create a sales order.

For further information on Sales Management, please click here

Connected Enterprise

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Connected Enterprise is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform for Epicor. With this feature, you can better view and track your different sites and machinery. Furthermore, it supports the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub platform.

For further information on IIoT, please click here

The list it monitors includes assets, equipment, inventory locations, as well as intelligent products.

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One of the updates of Epicor 10.2.400 is the use of the Microsoft IoT hub. This hub collects data from sensors for its reporting and analytics. The MES shop floor home page then shows aggregated data and allows users to examine the performance of their equipment. Epicor users now can create rules to customize the display and set up alerts to inform them promptly the equipment status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You will need to install AzureRM and IoT Cloud Rule Processor PowerShell modules to process IoT rules in the cloud.

Lite MES – Kinetic

Kinetic Design system welcomed the world last year. Several updates in Epicor 10.2.400 based on this module includes, a new mobile, and time application. Particularly, Epicor has updated its mobile screens, e.g. Sales Order Entry and MES. The current design enables better and more popular use of Epicor on mobiles and tablets.

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Keep following us for further information on other functionalities of Epicor 10.2.400 in the coming week.

Source of opinions and photos on Highlights of Epicor 10.2.400: EpicHelp user hasokeric

Why SMEs choose Epicor?

Managers and leaders of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) usually find hard to make decisions on an appropriate ERP solution. Particularly, they struggle with the questions of possible return on this investment and reliable software deployment. To answer why SMEs should choose Epicor, Data V Tech studies users’ reviews on TrusRadius*.

According to TrustRadius, there are 13 SMEs using Epicor. Only four verified users wrote their user experience on the solutions. All reviewers were working for enterprises of 11-50 employees. Particularly, Travis Kenworthy P.E., Josh Foote, and Rashell Bustamante gave an 8+/10 review on Epicor ERP On-Premises. And here are what they say:

Is Epicor ERP a solution for SMEs?

The shifting of workload and retraining of employees was challenging but we did it and now we can process more work with the same workforce.

The advantage to having all of our data in one location to eliminate the tribal knowledge has been priceless.

Rachel Bustanmante

Rachel BustanmanteProject Manager - Kinematic Automation

Rachel also raises a number of advantages that her company experiences. For example, Epicor SSRS helps generate reports and enables user to add fields and present data much easier. Furthermore, the software provides user interface enabling immediate access to information, which can be exported to Excel. Last but not least, Epicor’s scheduling capabilities help them increase orders with the same volume of resources.

I believe it has helped organize and track our work and provide a history of what we have done.

I don’t know how we would purchase things without using Epicor ERP to create POs and jobs.

Josh Foote

Josh FooteProcess employee - Grand Die, Inc

According to Josh, the software organizes, keeps track of work and provides a history of finished tasks. It also helps create POs and jobs and, as a result, facilitates purchasing things. More personally, the dashboard enables him and his fellows to customize the site in order to see their “favorites” easily. Finally, Epicor can satisfy their accounting requirements.

the benefit is the the better information can save money on projects as we know where best to spend our time and identify potential problems earlier on a project. We believe it will have a positive impact

Travis Kenworthy P.E.

Travis Kenworthy P.E.Principal Mechanical Engineer - ClearStream Environmental

Though Travis finds hard to evaluate return of investment, he is positive about the impacts of the solution on his company. Particularly, he also points out Epicor provides effective project management module. Furthermore, most of features he needs are available in the system, and he can easily hide those not in use. Finally, he concludes the list of Epicor’s strength with its supreme feature – expandability. That is, since Epicor enables you to customize almost everything, you yourself can expand your own system.

Are there any other reasons why SMEs choose Epicor?

Epicor programmers and consultants have proved Epicor is the solution for SMEs. According to Rachel Bustamante, “Epicor has truly listened and done their best to accommodate their customer’s needs.” Indeed, all Rachel’s comments on some unnecessary functions were promptly and seriously taken. Josh’s user experience in customizing the software in 2017 was another proof of our attempts to deal with this issue.

Proudly, we tackled the lack of detailed information on the available functions of Epicor as Travis mentioned in 2018. Particularly, Data V Tech is sharing knowledge on Epicor everyday on the website and forums. Moreover, there is now 24/7 support in services in order to ensure the best user experience.

In conclusion, Epicor is proved to be the ideal ERP for SMEs to develop their business. Particularly, the return of investment can downgrade the worrisome myth about unaffordable costs. Furthermore, the present version allows users to fully personalize their sites according to their needs. Foremost, Epicor vendors such as Data V Tech always listen to and support customers.

* TrustRadius is a review platform for software users.